The Wizard of Suffolk County Recommends Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning extends the life of your clothes dryer wile promoting proper air-flow to prevent dryer fires and improve efficiency. When dryer vents are clogged with lint you are spending up to $25.00 more per month on energy bills.

Dryers use more energy as drying time is increased when your dryer exhaust vents become clogged with lint and other debris. If you notice your dryer taking more than one cycle to properly dry your laundry, lint build-up is most likely the cause. When heat is unable to escape due to lint build-up blocking the dryer vent undue stress is put on the motor as the dryer labors to do its job.

If you notice your dryer taking longer than usual to dry your laundry then it is a good idea to clean your dryer vents. Don’t be fooled by the idea that the dryer is old and wearing out; this is rarely, if ever, the cause of this type of problem. When air flow is restricted the moist heat cannot escape the dryer drum; therefore, it would make sense that the clothes would not dry.

The most efficient dryer vents are short and straight and can easily be cleaned by the homeowner; others are quite long, depending on where your laundry room is located. Some dryers are vented through a stack on the roof; others are vented through an outside wall about two feet above the ground. In any case, professional dryer vent cleaning is recommended at least once a year.

Annual dryer vent cleaning and proper maintenance will prevent fires, extend the life of your dryer and help save on energy bills. This said the fee for the service is well worth the savings it promotes in the long-run.

John Ryley is the owner of Dryer Vent Wizard of Long Island, NY, specializing in all dryer exhaust issues. DVW provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair and dryer vent installation, while educating consumers on dryer vent maintenance to prevent fires and conserve energy.

Dryer Vent Wizard of Long Island provides dryer vent cleaning, dryer vent repair, dryer vent installation, dryer vent inspections and all dryer vent services for homes and businesses in Long Island, Nassau County, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Westbury, Syosset, Hicksville, Levittown, Hempstead, Wantagh, Freeport, Long Beach, Valley Stream, Suffolk County: Coram, Hampton Bays, Centereach, West Babylon, Stanton, Sag Harbor, Southampton, Queens County: Flushing, Hamilton Beach, Jamaica, Terrace Heights, North Corona, Elmhurst, Utopia, Edgemere, Fort Tilden, Roxbury, Bellaire, Kings: Brooklyn, Park Slope, Bushwick, Canarsle, Flatlands, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Brighton Beach, Fort Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, New York County, Manhattan